100 Twang Thangs You MUST Know dissects 100 essential country and twang techniques, phrases, variations and moves. This is NOT a "licks" course, although you'll pick up 112 of them during your Twang Thangs learning adventure with Joe Dalton, author of the top-rated Big Twang course.
Joe says "Twang Thangs is not about the licks. The licks and moves in Twang Thangs serve only as a vehicle for developing the 'twang' feel in your heart, soul and fingers. I'll show you how to twist and turn phrases and then apply them to various chords, a wide range of grooves for virtually every style of guitar. Lastly and most importantly, you'll learn how to make them your own."
Some call it country guitar with a dash of rock, blues and jazz. Others call it modern Nashville-style guitar. Derived only in part from "country" and pedal steel guitar, "twang" has evolved into a modern hybrid of blues, country, rock and jazz.
Albert Lee, Arlen Roth, Danny Gatton, Johnny Hiland, Ray Flacke, Leon McAuliffe, Brent Mason, Chet Atkins, Scotty Anderson, Red Volkaert, James Burton, Jimmy Bryant and countless other top cats all have their own signature Twang Thangs.
Dalton has prepared 42 full length video lessons that illustrate the diversity of the style. The lessons are grouped by key techniques; Pedal Steel, Swing, Rock Influenced, Rhythm, Chicken Picking, Banjo Emulation, Double Stops, Travis Picking and Crossover. You'll learn how to master the many different attacks required with the picking hand along with the essential "touches" required from the fretting hand.
For each of the moves and phrases covered in 100 Twang Thangs You MUST Know, you'll learn the physical techniques required to play that phrase, you'll learn the underlying theory for that phrase, you'll learn how to apply the phrase in a musical context, and then how to modify the harmonic and rhythmic structure of that phrase to fit a given style or passage.
Whatever your preferred style may be, 100 Twang Thangs You MUST Know will strengthen your physical skills and spice up your overall sound with an expressive, head-turning vocabulary of lines and moves.